Practical Nursing

Program Overview

Practical Nursing (LPN) prepares adult students for an exciting career as a practical nurse, certified nurse aide, or many health-related careers. In this program, students learn practical nursing skills through classroom theory and clinical application. Knowledge and skills learned in the classroom are applied in clinical settings such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, longterm care facilities, as well as physician offices, hospice, and home health care settings.

“Getting into nursing school and getting my LPN through TCT was a defining moment of my life. Thanks to TCT I now have an LPN license, make more money than I’ve ever made, and I’m debt free after completing my degree!” – Malori T., 2019

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards Licensing Exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Program Schedule

Program Dates Program Days Program Time
August 2022 – May 2023 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
1463 Total Hours Cost: $4,500* Student Resources

*includes all student fees, books, scrubs, and skills supplies

For enrollment, please apply by July 2022.


Certified Nurse Aide | CNA:

140 Hours | Cost: $799

Start your healthcare career as a CNA in just a few short weeks! As a certified nursing assistant, you will have an opportunity to work in a variety of environments. Nursing homes, hospitals, adult daycare centers, personal homes, and assisted living facilities all require nursing aides to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient.

Application Requirements

Biographical Information
Education History
High School Info and Transcript
Employment History
3 Recommenders
Proof of CNA Certification
Evidence of Status Form

Career Opportunities

Physicians Office
Long Term Care
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Correctional Facilities
Public Schools
Home Health
Insurance Companies

Program Coursework

First Semester

Long Term Care
Medical Terminology
Anatomy & Physiology
Introduction to Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing
Clinical Nursing I
Pharmacology & IV Therapy Skills
Clinical Nursing II

Second Semester

Clinical Nursing II
Medical Surgical Nursing I & II
Pediatric Nursing
Maternal Newborn Nursing
Mental Health
Clinical Nursing III
Transition to Practice
Clinical Nursing IV

Accredited & Approved By:

1 of 8 nationally accredited Practical Nursing Programs in the state.

The Practical Nursing program at Tri County Technology Center located in Bartlesville is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
404.975.5000  |

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is continuing accreditation.

You may view the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program here.

Approved: Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 North Classen Suite 524, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
425.962.1800  |

Approved: Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE)
1500 West Seventh Avenue, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074-4364
800.522.5810  |

Student Information

Annual OBN NCLEX Pass Rate

2020 Annual OBN NCLEX Pass Rate for first-time testers: 75.86%

  • January 2020 – December 2020 Pass Rate for first-time testers: 81.8%
  • July 2020 – May 2021 Pass Rate for first-time testers: 93.0%

Completion & Retention Rate

2020 Completion & Retention Rate: 87.35%

College Credit

Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Tri County Tech are both committed to providing high-quality educational programs to their respective constituencies. To learn about college credit opportunities, visit below or

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available through the Tri County Tech Foundation for Full Time & Flex programs, as well as some Fast Track programs. After you are accepted into a program, you will receive a financial assistance application. The form must be filled out and turned in with the most recent two months of pay stubs for every working member of your household.

Our main goal for financial assistance at Tri County Tech is to provide assistance for financially disadvantaged students who would be unable to get the education they deserve. Assistance consists of grants, scholarships, and employment. An individual might participate in one or more resources, depending upon eligibility and need.

We do not accept funds from FAFSA or PELL.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

We’re Here To Help!

Get in touch with Tri County Tech’s enrollment team. You can request more information about a program or financial assistance, ask away!

Randall Jones

Meet Randall.

He’s our Outreach & Enrollment Specialist. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County Tech program. Randall also works with local businesses in Bartlesville to help students apply to Tri County Tech. | 918.331.3269

Laci Davis

Meet Laci.

She is our Student Services Coordinator who will work with you on setting up Financial Assistance for those who qualify. It is available through our Foundation for Full-Time & Flex classes, as well as some Fast Track programs. | 918.331.3261

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